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Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

12 August 2014

Four women among Open Doors (Locarno) projects finalists, Rungano Nyoni among award winners

Four women (Caroline Kamya, Sam Kessie, Alamork Marsha, Rungano Nyoni) were among the twelve African finalists selected to present their film projects at Open Doors (9-12 August) at the 67th edition of the Locarno Film Festival. Rungano Nyoni, won the Open Doors Grant and the Prix ARTE International prize for her feature project “I am not a witch”. Congratulations to Rungano, congratulations to all.
The Open Doors website describes this initiative as follows:

With the support of the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Open Doors aims to support and highlight filmmakers from a region in the world’s South and East where independent cinema is vulnerable. Open Doors encourages the provision of funding for the selected projects, giving their representatives the opportunity to present them to international producers.

"Hot Comb", Caroline Kamya (Uganda)
"Unbalanced", Sam Kessie (Ghana)
"Fig Tree", Alamork Marsha (Ethiopia/Israel)
"I am not a witch", Rungano Nyoni (Zambia/France)

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